Posts Tagged ‘Fun Facts’

  1. There isn’t a single bridge across the Amazon River.
  2. The founders of Adidas (Adi Dassler) and Puma (Rudolf Dassler) are brothers and their houses are next door to each other in Germany.
  3. The distance from the United States to Russia is 55-miles.
  4. Jack the Ripper was still active when Nintendo was founded.
  5. The sun is so loud that if space was filled with air instead of being a vacuum we’d be hearing screeching sun noises at 125 decibel at all times.
  6. Stonehenge was already a ruin when Jesus lived.
  7. Because the number of possible combination of genes isn’t infinite, there are probably at least 7 humans that look the same as you.
  8. Netflix was founded before Google.
  9. The 10th president of the US, John Tyler (1790-1862), has two living grandchildren. Yes, GRANDchildren.
  10. Wyoming only has two escalators.
  11. Dinosaurs were officially discovered in 1842, so George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and the boys had no knowledge of them.
  12. Vending machines kill twice as many people per year than sharks do.
  13. Sharks are older than trees. Sharks date back 450 million years, trees 350 million years.
  14. The combined weight of all the ants on the planet is greater than the combined weight of all the humans.
  15. The Nazis were the first people in modern history to start an anti-smoking and tobacco movement.
  16. Maine is the closet US state to Africa.
  17. Woolly Mammoths were still alive when Egyptians were building the pyramids.
  18. England’s Oxford University had existed for hundreds of years when the Aztec Empire was founded.
  19. The world’s oldest living tree was already 1,000-years old when the last Wolly Mammoth died.
  20. When the Pilgrim’s landed at Plymoth Rock, the Spanish had been settled in what is now the American Southwest for 100-years.
  21. The Brooklyn Bridge was being built while Custer’s Last Stand occurred.

In the world today, 1 in 200 men are direct descendants of Genghis Khan.

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The Titanic has been criticized over and over again historically for not having enough lifeboats, because it only had enough to hold 1/3 of its passengers. However, she was actually carrying more lifeboats than were legally required. That’s because lifeboats were intended to ferry survivors from a sinking ship to a rescuing ship—not keep afloat the whole population.

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During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.

 

There exists a species of Kangaroo that lives in trees. Known as Tree Kangaroo or Matischie Tree Kangaroo, they reside only in Papua, Papua New Guinea, and Australia.

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Adorable.

Smarter than the average bear.

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Ghoulish.

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Crazy.

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Good  times!

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Cray-cray, man.

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Monstrous.

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Killing machine.

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Wow.

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Gimme some skin.

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Shoe: Untied’s Fun Facts of the Day

Posted: November 12, 2014 in Science, WTF?
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Just some interesting tidbits to begin the day. Plus, I got to type the word tidbits. Twice. Anywho, read on and be amazed, flabbergasted and possibly titillated, although I can’t guarantee that last one. H-e-r-e we go . . .

Of all the people in history that have reached 65 years of age, half of them are living right now.

There are more fake flamingos in the world than real flamingos.

All of the gold mined in the history of the world would more or less fit into a 20x20x20 meter cube.

Half of all humans who have ever lived, died from malaria.

If you shuffle a deck of cards, chances are that the new order of playing cards has never existed before.

You replace every particle in your body every seven years. You are literally not the same person you were 7 years ago.

All the humans on the planet could fit into 1 cubic mile.

If you put all the earth’s ants in one pile, and all the earth’s humans in another pile, the pile made of ants would be bigger.

A pig’s orgasm lasts 30-minutes.

A pigs orgasm lasts 30 minutes.

Couldn’t resist this photo. Sorry.

Velociraptors were just slightly bigger than chickens.

Lighters were invented before matches.

Vending machines kill 4 times as many people as sharks.

That is all. Discuss.

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